This Old Thing?: Agatha Christie

Welcome to my new feature This Old Thing? where I pick an older title (or 2 or 3) to highlight and possibly introduce to new readers.

Yesterday was Agatha Christie's Birthday. She was born on September 15, 1890. The official Christie Website is having a week of celebration if you'd like to check it out.

These books were bought at different library sales. In fact, there are always numerous copies of Agatha Christie books at every sale I've been to. This is not surprising-

From Wikipedia: "Christie has been referred to by the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling writer of books of all time and the best-selling writer of any kind, along with William Shakespeare."

It shouldn't be too hard to find one of these old titles.

  • Murder on the Orient Express (featuring Hercule Poirot)
  • Murder Is Easy
  • The Sittaford Mystery
  • They Do It With Mirrors
  • The Man in the Brown Suit
I haven't read any of these yet but now is the perfect time, don't you think?

And just for fun, since we're talking Hercule Poirot, honor him by wearing this "I Love Mustaches" pin from Button Rouge.


  1. I've read Murder with Mirrors/They Do it with Mirrors. It's on my favoites list. I think I've seen Murder on the Orient Express too many times to enjoy the book much.

    I don't have any copies of the other three, but I am determined to have copies of at least all her Marple books before I die. =)

  2. Oh, man! I LOVED The Man in the Brown Suit. It has a little love story to it ;). Death on the Nile is also a good one. Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Great idea and great starting author. I love Agatha Christie and the Hercule Poirot books are my favorite of hers. He's a great character!

  4. What a great idea for a new feature! I love it!

  5. I love the new feature, Chris! I remember being little and going to the mystery book shop with my mom. They had cake and a huge sign that said "Happy 100th Birthday Agatha Christie!" I knew who Agatha Christie was, of course, but for some reason I thought she was still alive and that she was going to show up. :D My mom was like, "No."

  6. KJ- I never did see that movie.

    She- I'll be looking forward to reading that one then!

    Trisha- So far I've only read a couple of her books.

    Kathy- Thanks!

    Heidenkind- lol! That's pretty funny.

  7. Out of those so far, I've read Murder on the Orient Express, The Sittaford Mystery and The Man in the Brown Suit. The only one I don't recommend is the middle one, the other ones are great. Hope you enjoy whatever you choose to read.


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